Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is almost upon us, and in less than 48 hours time fans will be able to make their own minds up as to whether the film is better in 48 FPS, 3D, 2D or whatever else they choose to see it in. I will be watching it as intended, in 3D and 48 FPS but sadly not until next Tuesday, but I simply cannot wait for the experience, and I am having to put my Best Films of the Year list on hold simply because I have a feeling that The Hobbit will either top it, or certainly knock others off of their places.
So, as if we hadn’t seen enough already, yet another clip has landed, and this one is actually quite frustrating. Why I hear you ask? Well, because it features that ‘battle-cry’ song of the Dwarves singing the gorgeous “Misty Mountains Cold”, and it is annoying because I didn’t want it to end. It is the superb choice of song used in the first trailer for the film, and is a very serious moment indeed. Check it out below.
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will open on December 14th, 2012.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will open December 13th, 2013.
- The Hobbit: There and Back Again will open July 18th, 2014.
Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom,Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Evangeline Lilly,Ian Holm, Billy Connolly and James Nesbitt.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
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